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The Bottom Corner : Hope, Glory and Non-League Football, Paperback / softback Book

The Bottom Corner : Hope, Glory and Non-League Football Paperback / softback

Paperback / softback


'Not since The Football Man has a book so captured the passion of the game.

The Bottom Corner is a wonderful journey through life in the lower reaches of the football pyramid.

A fascinating tale of a very different world of football from that of the overpaid stars of the television age' Barry DaviesIn these days of oligarch owners, superstar managers and players on sky-high wages, the tide is turning towards the lower reaches of the pyramid as fans search for football with a soul.

Plucky underdogs or perennial underachievers, your local non-league team offers hope, drama or at least a Saturday afternoon ritual that's been going for decades.

Nige Tassell spends a season in the non-league world.

He meets the raffle-ticket seller who wants her ashes scattered in the centre-circle.

The envelope salesman who discovered a future England international.

The ex-pros still playing with undiluted passion on Sunday mornings.

He spends time at clubs looking for promotion to the Football League, clubs just aiming to get eleven players on a pitch every week, and everything in between.

One thing unites them: they all inhabit the heartland of the beautiful game.




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